As A Tribute To Autism Awareness Day:
- The United Nations will host a series of autism panels and a reception
- More than 7,000 buildings, landmarks and homes around the world including the Empire State Building, Niagara Falls and the International Space Station are expected to be lit blue to honor World Autism Awareness Day on April 2, among other activities.
The United Nations, World Autism Awareness Day April 2nd:
Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that manifests itself during the first three years of life. The rate of autism in all regions of the world is high and it has a tremendous impact on children, their families, communities and societies.
Throughout its history, the United Nations family has promoted the rights and well-being of the disabled, including children with developmental disabilities. In 2008, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities entered into force, reaffirming the fundamental principle of universal human rights for all.
The United Nations General Assembly unanimously declared 2 April as World Autism Awareness Day (A/RES/62/139) to highlight the need to help improve the lives of children and adults who suffer from the disorder so they can lead full and meaningful lives
At The Maher Law Firm, it is our desire to educate and empower parents, educators, doctors, therapists and community partners in the spirit of advocacy and commitment to those with Autism and their families. We consider it a privilege to represent families of special needs children. If you or a loved one has questions concerning an Autistic family member, please don’t hesitate to phone us at 1-866-481-8667 or contact us here.